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    Reaching Potential through Manufacturing (RPM) is a partnership between Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. And the Richmond County School System. Through this innovative program, students have the ability to make up lost ground toward a high school diploma while also earning an income and gaining valuable work experience in a manufacturing facility.  


    There are over 100 students enrolled in this co-operative education program which combines an instructional day with a four-hour shift at a manufacturing facility. The facility produces compenents and sub-assemblies for products manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles, which manufactures vehicles under the E-Z Go®, Cushman®, Textron Off Road®, TUG, and Douglas brands.  


    In addition to the manufacturing floor, the facility includes classroom and educational space to allow students to make progress toward their high school diplomas. Students have the choice between continuing to attend classes in their home school or taking coursework at the RPM facility. RPM students also receive training in life skills, and are provided tutoring resources as needed.